Most of us are not personally familiar with utility scale wind turbines, the sort of turbine being proposed for North East. Over the last several years, turbines have grown in height and rotor diameter and these turbines now have an overall height, from the base of the tower to the tip of the blade at its highest vertical position of 500 feet, that is about the height of a 50 story building!
A single wind turbine requires as many as 8 tractor trailer loads of equipment to be delivered to the construction site and several of these loads will be oversize, requiring special permits.
Photos of wind turbines often show them at a distance with very little in the surrounding area, often with no visual point of reference making it very difficult to get a sense of their true size.
Teresa Sculley says
Pilots are in control of airplanes much small than tge 747. So who gets to pilot the wind turbines? Better yet who has control of the turbines when the wind picks up, or ice/snow freezes on the paddles or the wind drops below the 30 miles and no longer moves the paddles?